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>> the democratic candidate will be decided today at the polls. i have more on that straight ahead. >> i am kate amara in washington, where democrats and republicans are locked in a fight over york tax bill. >> a hard-fought battle in the mail winds brought the ravens an opening night went and silenced the one of the war of the new york jets. we'll have highlights. >> will the weather played a factor in today's primary election? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> like the old nfl films there. "we went to the meadowlands.
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frozen tundra." you have to love that. we will do sports soon. >> i want to hear about the rain in the forecast. >> yes, it sure you do. temperatures are in the but on the cool side. you might want to take a light jacket with you. it will get warmer this afternoon. we will see high temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. a mix of sun and clouds. we will show with the seven-day forecast and give you the latest on the tropics. >> good morning. not a whole lot happening. looking good for the most part. 57 right around providence. a bit of a delay developing around liberty surely. everything in great shape on 70. another spot where it is beginning to get sluggish,
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shawan road. a very easy ride. about 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. eight minutes to travel up towards 83. this is the harrisburg expressway. it is building in volume. we switch over to 295 at 32. marc trains, a 41 running with a delayed because of a disabled train near jessup. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> polls open at 7:00 a.m. this morning. a highly contested race is for county executive. >> voters will decide today between kevin kamenetz and joe bartenfelder. kim dacey has more. >> the race between joe bartenfelder and kevin kamenetz is so tight, the both were pressing for more votes. kevin kamenetz has served on the
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county council for 16 years. so has his opponent, joe bartenfelder. he appeared last night in woodlawn to talk to voters to there. he is endorsed by county police and fire unions. kamenetz has an endorsement from "the baltimore sun." >> i think i have the right combination of experience and vision to move the county forward. >> keeping our neighborhood safe and having an efficient government that delivers a basic services. >> i do not think you need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. we have been successful. i have been in the legislature before this, nine years on the appropriations committee. >> the winner will face kenneth
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holtz who is running unopposed. polls will be open until 8:00 p.m. tonight. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> stay with wbal tv for the latest news and results. you can find a voters guide on the website, it will help you find your local polling place. click on the politics page. police are investigating a deadly accident. authorities say a man was struck by a car after falling off of his moped. the unidentified victim was taken to a hospital but did not survive. charges are not being considered against the driver. a spectacular scene in baltimore county yesterday. >> a tractor-trailer collided
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with an oncoming train. we saw these pictures as breaking news around 5:30 yesterday. this happened at north point boulevard. a small amount of fuel was released but it was later contain. nobody was injured in this accident. in underwater mystery is playing out. a car was pulled out near lansdowne high school. it is not clear how long the car had been in the pond or if anyone was inside when it went into the water. >> congress is back in session. republicans beganort publica sparring about the economy. >> the gop wants to extend the bush-era tax cuts for everybody. democrats say america cannot
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afford it and are offering up a plan of their own. president obama trying to extent tax cuts to all but america's top earners, in gauging in the wrestling match with republicans. >> we cannot give away $700 billion to folks who do not needed and think we will balance the budget. >> republicans say this plan would stifle job creation. >> now they want to drive another nail in the coffin, a massive tax hike, by expanding their businesses and creating jobs. >> democrats say they can get businesses to start hiring. the measure is designed to spark growth and capital. >> small businesses are holding off on hiring and they will be waiting for us to act.
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>> this measure could create up to 500,000 new jobs. republicans call this costly and ineffective. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think congress should exclude the top 2% of americans from tax cuts in order to pay for the other 98%? e-mail your response to again, that is >> when it comes to ranking defenses, talk is cheap. the ravens took on the jets' last night. it wasn't a banner day for offense. the ravens had just enough to get the job done. thanks to anquan boldin and t. t.j. houshmandzadeh. the ravens help the jets to just
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six first downs for the entire game. keith mills will break it down later in the newscast. >> 59 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> find out what the california utility is doing to try to help homeowners who literally lost everything when their neighborhood was leveled by a gas explosion. >> you may want to listen to what some medical experts are saying about hand sanitizers. >> on sunday, 1000 runners will be taking by foot through the tunnel. details are just ahead. >> we will detail your morning commute. commute. we'll
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>> a very good morning. hope do were doing well on this tuesday. we're looking at temperatures in the 60's. a friend is making its way through. the next best shot not until thursday and into friday -- a front is making its way through. the second annual fort mchenry tunnel road. it is a road race. you go through the tunnel. it will be sectioned off for the royals. then you go back. it benefits special olympics in maryland. jordan, a great event. >> it is a terrific defense.
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we're grateful for the law enforcement who put this event on. we are a year-round sports organization. we operate around the calendar in every single county in maryland. this empowers our athletes and gives us an opportunity to xl. >> you do not have to be a major runner. you can walk. >> exactly. there will be people walking in the back. there will be a different variety of competitors. like i said, we're grateful for the law enforcement who put this on through this and allow us to operate. >> we will talk to some athletes coming up. let's look at hd doppler. it is still pretty high and dry over maryland. we need some rain. an area of low pressure over the planes will be our next best
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chance on thursday and friday. we throw it back over to tony. you do not have to pay the toll if you pay the entry fee to the race. >> it is free. it doesn't matter if it is raining if you are in the tunnel. >> that is an excellent point. i never thought of that. >> there you go. you can always run in a tunnel if it is bad weather. thank you. a wonderful event taking place. weather-wise, no rain to contend with this morning. it's a little cool this morning. 55 in parkton. 52 at fort meade. 61 in a edgewood. it is a little warmer downtown and near the water. we should see a beautiful sunrise. because of the-cloud deck.
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there is no precipitation in the cloud deck. the nearest rain is in new england. this may give a some rain by the end of the week, late thursday and into friday morning. we have this cold front that will come through this afternoon. you will hardly notice it. we do not expect any rain as this front comes through. let me give a quick update on the tropics. this is hurricane igor with sustained winds of 135 miles per hour. it is a category four hurricane. it looks like the storm is very well organized. lookout compact the swirl is -- look how compact the swirl is. most of the computer models keep it off shore. it will be close that we need to watch it going into the weekend. a mixed of clouds and sunshine.
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high temperatures will be in the upper 70's and low 80's. overnight, mostly clear and turning cooler. temperatures will drop back into the 50's. seven-day forecast looks like this. a nice day on wednesday. clouds will thicken up on thursday. a chance for rain late thursday and into friday morning. it looks like a decent weekend with high temperatures around 80 degrees. that is the seven-day forecast. >> not a whole lot happening at all, which is good news. let's check some of our speed sensors. we see some of volume-related delays falling into place. traveling on southbound 95, 49 miles per hour. still looking good on the north side around delay any valid. the jfx is in great shape.
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the harrisburg expressway checking in at 56 miles per hour at shawan road. here's a quick live look outside at 29. north and southbound through howard county look great. we switch over to 95. this is southbound traffic. a nice ride in that area. we should see some delays there is surely. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> new video shows the moment it california suburb winds up in a massive fireball. the images were taken from a gas station security camera about 500 yards from the explosion. the california utility that operates the gas line is establishing a $100 million fund for victims affected by the blast. four people were killed.
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four others are still missing. the blowout preventer has been taken to a nasa facility in new orleans. it will be analyzed to determine why it failed. the explosion killed 11 workers. after months of delay, the senate appears to vote on "don't ask, don't tell -- this is not the right video. the funding bill is scheduled for a vote on monday. it has led to the exclusion of several service members. republicans have threatened to filibuster that bill. >> there are some new developments in the life insurance scandal. hotels are giving up freebies this fall. jane king has more in the
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bloomberg business report. >> a shocking of date. 6 million soldiers and their families are learning that there has been a central in the buying death benefits. according to records, the va making a secret deal with prudential financial, along them to withhold lump sum payments for survivors of fallen soldiers. prudential used accounts to earn investment income. thinking of traveling, listen up. hotels are rolling out the details right now. marriott is offering a free night's stay if you pay for two days. is giving out after rewards points. investors will be keeping an eye and august retail sales.
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we did have a higher close for stocks yesterday. bank stocks were among the gainers. banks were allowed more time than expected to beef up their reserves. the bloomberg maryland index was higher. i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> most of us know where our thyroid is. it controls many things in our body -- metabolism, body functions. do you know how to determine if there is a thyroid problem? there could be muscle and joint pain, bowel problems, even depression and anxiety. >> it makes the thyroid hormone
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which controls energy expenditure. if you do not have enough, your body functions quite slow and tired. >> if your thyroid is too active, you could be losing weight and suffer from insomnia. women should check their thyroid as they get older. if somebody reaches for a body of hand sanitizer, you will want to hear this. these cleanser's are not effective in stopping the spread of the common cold or influenza. the best methods of prevention is basic hygiene, soap and water. soap andt carry water with you in your purse. >> another check on weather and traffic straight ahead. >> it was time to put up or shut up for the new york jets. they took on the ravens.
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it was quiet by the end of the game in the meadowlands. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think congress should exclude the top 2% of americans from tax cuts in order to pay for the other 98%? e-mail your response to >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far we're doing quite well. one problem has reappeared. in what bonn, they have shut down route 94 to continue to work on a down paul and wires. 49 miles per hour on southbound -- on the outer loop west side around 795. a bit of a sluggish spot on southbound 95. further south, 95 at 32 still moving well. 29 north and south looks great in howard county. this is 95 just north of the beltway northeast. still moving well as to make your approach to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> no weather problems expected for the tuesday morning commute. a beautiful sunrise.
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57 at the airport. same thing in frederick. 56 downtown. a mixture of sunshine and clouds and high temperature near 80. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. but first, here's the man with the good news today, keith mills. >> thank you. no doubt about that. the jets did all the talking before last night. ray lewis did the talking when it counted, on the field and in the clutch. 10-9, the ravens win their first game of the year. some emotions were high. the jets were ready. joe flacco sacked. fumble. jets can only kick a field goal.
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late first half. ravens take the lead. willis mcgahee pounds in. you see his reaction. the ravens lead 7-6. the ravens' defense dominated. it came from all angles. here is the play of the game. the signature hit from ray lewis. oh, man! you want to play tight end in the nfl? vintage number 52. ray called out rex ryan and backed it up last night. ravens winds 10-9. john harbaugh elated to get out .f town with the win >> hats off to the jets. i thought they played a heck of a football game, especially the defense. we will probably see them again.
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i am proud of the ravens. i thought we were disciplined. i thought we played with fundamental soundness. >> no question, all of the above. the orioles win last night. the ravens had 5 yards of penalties. they played with disciplined. >> that first hit against flacco, i thought it would be a long night for the ravens. >> heat regroup its. >> do you think ray lewis was pretending to hit rex ryan? thank you. >> 59 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in our next half-hour. >> all of the back and forth will end today with the primaries. i am kim dacey, live with details. >> testimony begins in the murder trial of ken harris.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> good morning. it is all good in the weather department. los 50's right now. a little bit on the cool side but no rain. we're starting out on the cool side, but it warm up nicely this afternoon. a mix of sunshine and clouds with a high temperature near 80. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> it is primary election day across the state. polls will be open until 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> one of the most hotly contested races is for city state's attorney. kim dacey has more on the story. >> patricia jessamy will take on
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gregg bernstein at the polls today. the baptist ministers are backing jessamy. bernstein picked up the endorsement of a well-known attorney and former judge. both spent part of the last day before the primary campaigning. both picked up endorsements. billy murphy publicly declared his support for bernstein. >> considering the platforms of both candidates, i think gregg's platform is superior to hers. she has had a failed tenure as state's attorney. >> religious leaders announced they are backing patricia jessamy. >> she understands we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. this persistent violence that has plagued every neighborhood.
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she has worked for drug treatment on demand. >> both candidates got in a last word on what they think needs to be done to make baltimore a better place. >> i think the issues of public issue transcend race and status. >> to create a safer city. there has been nothing offered here relative to how that would be done. >> polls will be open in all the jurisdictions from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. tonight. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. polls will open today at 7:00 a.m. this morning and will be open until 8:00 p.m. this evening. the woman who watched a gunman telling harris' life is her story. barry simms has details. >> the first witness described a
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devastating experience. monica foreman robinson was in the car with ken harris when he was shot and killed. she could not identify the suitor, saying he was wearing a white halloween mask. >> no one can identify these three individuals. this is a high-profile case. my suspicion is the police department had to make a quick arrest to calm the fears of the community. >> charles mcganey, garry collins, and jerome williams are charged with harris' murder. prosecutors told the jury new witness was going to say i saw who did the shooting. they are relying on dna evidence. they believe williams shot harris. robinson said she met harris
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five months before the shooting and that they were good friends. she remained in the car while harris went into the lounge. she could see motion inside the door and she saw harris walking fast towards the car. she said someone with a mask on and a gun was screaming at harris. she did not hear a shot. "i do not remember hearing a sound. i was terrified. i was screaming and yelling and telling can get to drive." she said he was silent the whole time. the car crash. the defense tried to show her testimony was different from her statement to police. >> she gave a statement the night of the murder. her testimony seems to be at odds with what she said. that will be brought under cross
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examination. >> gary sims, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are expanded their search for an escaped inmate. police are looking for paul palmer and his pregnant girlfriend. palmer was being held on an attempted murder charge may be in a kia spectra with maryland tags. suspect or either sp the car, you are asked to call 911. >> intruders pulled out an air conditioning unit from a winds up to forced their way into a church in manchester. anyone with information is asked to call the carroll county police office. >> someone fired several shots at a home in catonsville. witnesses say someone inside a
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car started shooting randomly throughout the neighborhood. four bullet holes were found inside the home. nobody was hurt fortunately. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are several new problems. northbound 95, some heavy delays are formed because of an accident just pass the beltway. those delays cropping up quickly. in rice attack, watch for a new accident at dover and boggler road. we still have some closures in effect in woodbine because of a downed pole and wires. use extra caution there. 22 miles per hour through the stretch approaching 795 down towards liberty. southbound 95, a bit slow spot approaching the beltway
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northeast. delays are building in the outer loop at old court. northbound 95 almost at a standstill because the two lanes being closed on the southwest side, an accident being cleared there. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. sandra shaw is talking about a race on sunday. >> what makes this unique is it is a run for the fort mchenry tunnel. it is like up and down. it is a challenging race. the cause is the special olympics of maryland. i'm joined by a chief of the maryland transportation authority. tell us what this event is so unique. >> it will have over 1000 runners. there is no chance anyone gets to run through a tunnel. it is unique.
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this is a great opportunity to run through a tunnel. you'll never get a chance to do it again. the tunnel is beautiful. operations will have it all cleaned up. there are vent fans so it will be an easy race. i think we will install the glass windows so you can see fish swim by when you are running. >> ok, great. you are a runner with special olympics. gets you powerful. it gives you so you're not tired. >> good. good luck on sunday. you are a great runner. he won the medal here. you are a great spokesperson. let's look at the seven-day forecast. we will be high and dry until thursday. so far, a nice bridge of high
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pressure is building again for the weekend. the weather is going to be great for it raised through the tunnel. >> thank you. 59 degrees on tv hill. coming up, some old docks show off their tracks and a special talent show. we have more when we come back. we have more when we come back.
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>> a designer has created a new kind of green machine. it looks like any other kind of bicycle. but the frame is made from bamboo.
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the inventor says it weighs about 7 pounds less than a normal bicycle with a metal frame. it is more shock resistant. each bike cost $200, about three times the cost of a typical bicycle. >> some dogs were showing off some tricks. members put on a canine talent show. tricks included bedtime rituals to finding lost keys and giving the high five. all proved as to why there man's best friends. >> 59 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we will take a look at the morning headlines. >> we do not expect any weather problems today. here is a look outside. we have a beautiful sunrise in
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progress. progress. 57 degrees at my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes
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an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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>> welcome back. witness' testimony highlighted the proceedings in the ken harris murder trial. monica foreman robinson described seeing a suspect wearing a white halloween mask. suspect say that suspect was to room williams -- jerome williams. the baltimore ravens took on the new york jets last night. it was not a banner day for the offense. the ravens got just enough to get the job done thanks to
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anquan boldin, todd heap, and t.j. who houshmandzadeh. the jets were held to just six first downs for the entire game. the fight over your tax bill is raging on capitol hill. the legislation would extend the bush-era tax cuts for everyone. president obama says that is something america cannot afford right now. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think congress should exclude the top 2% of americans from tax cuts in order to pay for the other 98%?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we have some pretty heavy delays on northbound 95. we have an accident just past the beltway that is taking the two left lanes. you can see the ambulance is
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still on the scene. this is just past the beltway, so watch for heavy delays. we switch over to old court. west side traffic in the outer loop and there is a bit of a delight for as you make your approach to liberty. -- there is a bit of a delay as you make your approach to liberty. you can find some delays in reisterstown. 94 in woodbine, there is a downed pole. that is it for traffic pulse 11. sandra shaw it is talking about the fort mchenry run coming up on sunday. >> it is a title run. i have the police academy 43, an impressive group. they will be running in their own unique style on sunday. tell us about that. >> the police academy will be running information and singing
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cadence. >> there is nothing better than running through a cadence. >> it will keep you in pace and you can finish with these guys. >> they are in fabulous shape. they just started. it is a long training program. this event benefits special olympics in maryland. you guys have been active in getting donations for special olympics. how much did you get? but we collected over $2,000. >> that is great. >> it keeps us all together when we run information. >> best of luck to you. have fun on sunday. you cannot sign up the day of the race. >> the website is a charmcity .com. >> weather-wise, we are high and
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dry. it does look like a chance of rain thursday night into friday. it looks like a fabulous race day on sunday. tony, back over to you. >> are you going to try to keep up with those guys? >> it takes a lot out of your breath. i have done it before. you cannot quit. is the group mentality. >> i would fall back and quit. >> you have to stay on the rev.. >> that is even worse. thank you. a wonderful charity and a great event coming up on sunday. nothing going on weather-wise on a tuesday morning commute. it is a little bit on the cool side. upper 50's and low 60's right now. 66 degrees downtown. some high, thin clouds showing up on the satellite making for a
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beautiful sunrise right now. the next chance for rain will come from this system out and the plains states. this will give as a chance for rain late thursday and friday. a cold front will come through dry. you will hardly notice it is there. first we stop down in the tropics. this is a monster hurricane. sustained winds yesterday were 150. it is still a category four. it's still looks strong to me. you can see how well define the eye is. it will miss the virgin islands and puerto rico. it will come close to the coast of the united states. you have to keep an eye on that. we will keep you posted. a mixture of sunshine and some clouds here at home. nice and mild, 77 and 82 degrees
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is the range. temperatures will drop down close to 50 tonight. nice day on wednesday. 77 degrees with sunshine. the next chance for rain will be late thursday and into friday morning. highs in the mid 70's. right now, it looks like a nice weekend. we expect sunshine with temperatures close to 80 degrees. >> thank you. it is primary election day across the state of maryland. there are some hotly contested races. kim dacey has more on the story. >> many candidates spend yesterday campaigning for last minute votes. the race to watch is for the democratic nomination for county executive between kevin kamenetz and joe bartenfelder. bartenfelder a pickup in
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nomination from the county police and fire union. the race for city state's attorney has created quite a stir. patricia jessamy is up against gregg bernstein. billy murphy is backing gregg bernstein. polls will be open today in all jurisdictions from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. >> coming up on "oprah," the farewell season continues. winona judd opens up today at 4:00 p.m. here is meredith vieira for a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> coming up on a tuesday morning, efforts to free an american hiker hit a snag over night. it is the last major primary day
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before november's crucial midterm election. we are live with big races to watch. the female reporter who was allegedly the subject of ta unts by the new york jets speaks out in a live interview. the high school football player that died and was brought back to live. that is all when we get started on a tuesday morning right here on the "today" show. >> it sounds like an amazing story. >> we will check weather and >> we will check weather and traffic togethertr
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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>> problems on 95?
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>> we have an accident being cleared from the left lane on 95 just past the beltway. police are on the scene. we head down to 24 miles per hour approaching that scene. at dover road, would have some closures because of a downed pole. >> a bit chilly this morning. >> it will be another nice day today. we started out cool like yesterday. we will be close to 80. the next chance for rain will be late thursday into friday morning. it looks like a nice weekend, with temperatures to the 80's. you can get weather and traffic on the fives all along. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at,
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